On This Day

Famous People Born in February 1917

  • Feb 1 Eiji Sawamura, Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (first no-hitter in Japanese pro baseball 1936), born in Ujiyamada, Mie Prefecture, Japan (d. 1944)
  • Feb 4 Aga Yahya Khan, Pakistan military/politician
  • Feb 6 Zsa Zsa Gabor [Zsa Sari], Hungarian-born actress (Queen of Outer Space), born in Budapest (d. 2016)
  • Feb 6 Arthur Gold, Canadian pianist, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1990)
  • Feb 6 Liberato Firmino Sifonia, Italian composer, born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1995)
  • Feb 7 Milton "Milt" Holland, American drummer, percussionist, ethnomusicologist (film Tinkerbell's tinkle, Bewitched's nose tinkle), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2005)
  • Feb 11 Richard Jock Kinneir, graphic designer

Person of interestSidney Sheldon

Feb 11 Sidney Sheldon, American novelist and playwright (Master of the Game, Bloodline, The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2007)

Novelist Sidney Sheldon
Novelist
Sidney Sheldon
  • Feb 11 T. Nagi Reddy, Indian revolutionary (d. 1976)
  • Feb 12 Thomas K Scherman, American conductor (Little Orch Society 1947-75), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 12 Raizo Matsuno, Japanese politician (d. 2006)
  • Feb 13 Polly Rose, actress (Myrtle-Love That Jill)
  • Feb 14 Herbert A Hauptman, American x-ray crystallographer (Nobel 1985), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 17 Abdur Rahman Badawi, Egyptian philosopher (d. 2002)
  • Feb 17 Guillermo Gonz├ílez Camarena, Mexican inventor (d. 1965)
  • Feb 19 Richard "Dick" Emery, British comedian and actor (Yellow Submarine, Loot, Baby Love), born in London, England (d. 1983)

  • Feb 19 Carson McCullers, American novelist (Heart Is a Lonely Hunter)
  • Feb 20 Frederick Page, CEO (British Aerospace Aircraft Group)
  • Feb 21 Victor G M Marijnen, Dutch premier (1963-65)
  • Feb 21 Lucille Bremer, American actress and dancer (Meet Me in St. Louis, Ziegfeld Follies), born in Amsterdam, New York (d. 1996)
  • Feb 22 Harmen van Rossum, civil servant/resistance fighter (WWII)
  • Feb 22 Jack Robertson, cricketer (superb England batsman only played 11 Tests)
  • Feb 22 Jane Bowles, American writer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1973)
  • Feb 24 William Fairbank, physicist (superconductivity), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Feb 25 Alex Gordon, Welsh architect, born in Ayr, Scotland

Person of interestAnthony Burgess

Feb 25 [John] Anthony Burgess [Wilson], essayist and novelist (A Clockwork Orange), born in Harpurhey, Lancashire (d. 1993)

Novelist Anthony Burgess
Novelist
Anthony Burgess
  • Feb 25 Asta E R Elstak, Suriname/Dutch social worker
  • Feb 25 Brenda Joyce [Betty Graffina Leabo], American actress (Tarzan, The Rains Came), born in Excelsior Springs, Missouri (d. 2009)
  • Feb 26 Robert Taft Jr, (Sen-R-Oh)
  • Feb 27 John Connally Jr, American politician, 39th Governor of Texas, and federal treasurer who was critically wounded during the assassination of Kennedy, born in Floresville, Texas (d. 1993)
  • Feb 28 Hans Deutgen, Swedish world champion archer

About February 1917

How Old? 103 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Signs: Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18), Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)